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The Carrot ‘n Pear Juice

This juice is a very bright and happy way to start your day! You might think that carrots and pears are a weird combination, but it’s actually really good and creamy! 29497818_10156232722877640_303879445976973312_o

I love making up juice recipes; I made this one up with the veggies and fruits I had left. The important thing to keep in mind when you invent your own juices is to make sure that you roughly have a 70% veggie – 30% fruit ratio so you don’t end up with a juice that contains too much sugar.  Continue reading

Seven shades of green

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Green juices are a healthy way to sneak nutrients into your diet if you’ve been lazy on salads.

This juice is surprisingly filling and a good way to detoxify your body. It will also fill you with energy and is incredibly delicious!

 

 

Ingredients 

  • Granny smith apple, 2
  • Cucumber, 2/3
  • Fennel, 1 big slice
  • Kiwi, 1
  • Lime, 1
  • Ginger, 2 cm
  • Celery, 1 stalk
  • Spinach or Kale, a handful
  • Avocado (optional)

Procedure

In a slow juicer, start with one whole apple, then add the spinach (stems first), cucumber, fennel, lime, ginger, celery, and finish with the second apple.

In a blender, add the juice and the kiwi (and the avocado if you want to) with a couple of ice cubes. Blend until smooth.

Enjoy!

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Fennel: Good source of vitamin C, dietary fibre, potassium, manganese, copper, folate and phosphorus

Cucumber: Excellent source of vitamin K and molybdenum. Very good source of the pantothenic acid. Good source of copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium, biotin and vitamin B1.

Celery: Excellent source of vitamin K and molybdenum. Very good source of folate, potassium, dietary fibre, manganese and pantothenic acid. Good source of vitamin B2, copper, vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin A (carotenoids).

Spinach: Excellent source of vitamin B. Very good source of dietary fibre, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E , vitamin K, Thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese.

Kiwi: Excellent source of vitamin C (5 times more than in apples) and vitamin K. Very good source of copper and dietary fibre. Good source of vitamin E, potassium, folate and manganese.

Granny smith apple: Excellent source of vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants. Good source of vitamin A, iron and calcium.

Ginger: Excellent source of vitamin B-6 and vitamin B-5Good source of  potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.